Amsterdam Pride highlights

Amsterdam Pride highlights

The Amsterdam Pride is about to be celebrated again. This year the event takes place from 27th of July till August 4th. The theme this year is ‘Pride = Protest’ to celebrate and commemorate of 50 years Stonewall Inn riots and LGBTQI+ liberation. But the program is also filled with many parties. And of course the world-famous Canal Parade is part of the Pride. Here are the highlights of the main events and parties. Opening…

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Conchita Wurst member of Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst member of  Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and all-round international LGBTQI+ icon, is part of the jury of the 2019 Canal Parade. As member of the jury, Conchita will judge which boat will be awarded the prize of best boat of the parade. The jury will reside on a prominent VIP stand along the parade, so they will see every boat clearly. They judge of course how beautiful and orginal a boat is…

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Canal Parade falling quiet?

Canal Parade falling quiet?

The Amsterdam city announced two new measures for the Canal Parade of the 2019 Amsterdam Pride. The first one is to declare the route of the Canal Parade as an event area. This includes the streets along the canals, as well as the canals themselves. The second one is that no amplified music is allowed any more along the route of the Parade except of course on the participating boats. These measures are meant to…

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Boats Canal Parade 2019 have been chosen

Boats Canal Parade 2019 have been chosen

The boats of the Canal Parade 2019 have been announced on Sunday February the 10th. During a festive, but tense event the lucky organizations were made public. The most iconic event of the Amsterdam Pride only has place for 80 boats. So every year a committee examines the applications and selects the most appealing concepts. The Canal Parade will take place on August 3rd this year. Signs of Unity during the Parade This year sees…

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Pride Amsterdam 2019 ‘Remember the past, create the future’

Pride Amsterdam 2019 ‘Remember the past, create the future’

Today, December 17th, the organization of Pride Amsterdam announced the theme of next years’ Pride. Since in 2019 the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots will be celebrated, the organization choose the theme ‘Remember the past, create the future‘. This theme will be at the heart of many activities during the two week Amsterdam Pride. Especially during the famous Canal Parade you will be able to see the particpating boats give their expression of the theme….

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